1990 Land Rover Defender that will be refurbished for overlanding
The rear door and front passenger doors will both be replaced. The roof rack will be removed.
The interior will be refurbished, including two electrically controlled seats from a Peugeot car.
A smaller steering wheel will be fitted and possibly a more modern dashboard.
A storage system will be built in the rear of the vehicle and a fridge will be fitted. A sleeping platform will be built above them.
My Defender on 20th July 2012 - still a lot of work to be done to complete it!
This is a lighter shade of grey than I actually wanted on the vehicle! Still trying to decide if I can live with it. A winch still needs to be fitted to the front bumper.
Wolf wheels wearing used tyres. Still need to identify the best type of tubed tyres for these wheels.
Wiring and electrical work still required in dash.
Area behind passenger seat where jerry cans of water will be stored. Sleeping platform above folds open to allow better access to jerry cans. Leisure battery may also be fitted in this space.
Another view of the area where jerry cans will be stored
Upgraded locks still need to be sourced to improve security.
Grilles on side and rear windows for added security.
Light guards are to be added to protect the lights
Rear storage area still needs to be completed.The upper level will serve as an emergency sleeping area for occasions when we are unable to pitch the tent.
Another view of the rear storage area and sleeping platform.
NAS style rear bumper. Tow hitch and electrics still need to be fitted.
Fold-away carrier for spare wheel fitted to rear door.
Rock sliders fitted below doors for added protection.
Grille and metal sheet fitted to rear door.
Space behind the driver's seat where the fridge/freezer will be fitted. A flap in the sleeping platform hinges up to allow access to the top of the fridge.
Another view of the space for the fridge/freezer
Roof liner still needs to be installed
Marks on the driver's door
Door trim and acoustic matting need to be installed. Wiring work underway so dash is half off.
Dash needs to be refitted.
New steering wheel has been fitted but work outstanding on the dash.
A Mud console has been installed on the dash for the stereo system but there's still work to be done.
Locking cubby box still to be fitted between the front seats. The seats themselves have to be upgraded.
Bonnet and wing-top strengtheners have been fitted but the wing-top air intakes need to be installed.
Work required on steering column and dash.
Additional 48 litre fuel tank has been installed in the rear right wing.
Part of the new galvanised chassis - painted on the outside and Waxoyled on the inside.
Part of the underbody protection.
Rear shock absorbers are old - to be replaced with new Monroe shocks
Sump guard and diff guard - part of the underbody protection package.
Air intake to be fitted to wing top.
Secure storage box behind front seats (between the fridge/freezer and jerry cans - once installed)
Inside the incomplete storage box.
The lid of the storage box when open - it forms part of the sleeping platform when closed.
Additional storage space under the area for jerry cans.